Sunday 22nd July 2018Strode College Sport Centre Church Street Somerset BA16 0AB
When: Sunday 22nd July 2018
Registration Opens: 7:30am
Start Time: 7:45am – 8:45 am
Where: Strode College Sport Centre Church Street Somerset BA16 0AB
3 x Routes Available : Epic 99 Miles Standard 65 Miles Short 34 Miles Sportives don't get much more stunning than this ride through the Mendips Hills. Consistently voted as one of the best locations for cycling in the UK, the route dips into Cheddar Gorge which possesses a beauty, and a climb, that will take your breath away. Starting just outside Glastonbury, this route takes you through spectacular Somerset, first heading north through a series of sheltered back lanes across the River Axe. The Wiggle Mendips sportive starts completely flat, and stays that way for much of the ride, but there are a handful of major climbs thrown in for good measure – what else would you expect in a land littered with so many beautiful gorges? Your first test will come around 15 miles in, and the small village of Easton acts as a passing point to flag the climb’s start. You’ll take in just under 850ft of ascending in a short space of time – there’s no hiding the fact that this is steep. The views are worth it, though, and once you’ve reached the top you can afford to sit back and roll through the next few miles, taking in the incredible natural scenery as you go. The next test won’t come for a while yet, as the route feeds through a series of secluded Somerset villages. Eventually you’ll pass through Blagdon, which is the final flat point before the next climb, which will take you higher than the last major one but doesn’t take as much input, as you’ll have started from a hill-top position. Soon enough, it’s time to take in Cheddar Gorge in all its glory – but will mean another major climb! Once you’ve passed this, it’s plain sailing back to ride HQ. While the Wiggle Mendips Sportive can be considered tough - the Epic and Standard routes have some great climbs to tackle, including Cheddar Gorge - those with elevation phobia can always opt for our Short route. It might not take you through Cheddar but it is still equally beautiful and rewarding. Event Includes Online certificates Finisher gift Bespoke medal On site catering Pick-up wagons Bike wash facilities Photos by SportivePhoto Six Physio Massage@Events
All riders will receive well stocked feed stations, a well signed course, mechanical and medical support, with a high quality medal and t-shirt for finishing the course. The event village includes facilities and parking, bike washing facilities, and on site catering. Riders also receive online certificates, and electronic chip timing.
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